Branko Ivankovic Officially Named Al-Ahli Coach
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Branko Ivankovic has been officially named as new head coach of Al-Ahli of Saudi Arabia.
It was earlier reported that the Croatian, who took Persepolis to the final of the AFC Champions League 2018 for the first time and won them three consecutive Iran Professional League titles, had reached an agreement with Al Ahli.
The ex-Iran coach has signed a two-year contract with the Saudi club for an undisclosed fee.
Ivankovic has previously coached Ettifaq in the Saudi top division during the 2011-12 season.
He replaced caretaker coach Yousif Anbar who had taken charge after former Qatar head coach Jorge Fossati was dismissed just two months into his reign.
Ivankovic’s first assignment with his new team will be an AFC Champions League 2019 Round of 16 tie against local rival Al-Hilal on August 6 at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah.